Modern Milksharing was founded by Laura and Bekki in 2010. As their online community grew, so did their team. A little bit more about them can be found below.
Co-Founder, Recipient Mom
Bekki is a work-from-home mother of two. When her daughter was born in 2009, she learned that she was unable to produce enough breastmilk for her to thrive. She was diagnosed with a condition called Insufficient Glandular Tissue, and was forced to supplement. She relied on donor milk to keep her daughter off of formula. In total, thirty five women kept her daughter, and later her son, on human milk.
She is immensely grateful for the time, effort and love shown by all of the amazing women who have donated milk to her babies. She volunteers her time with Modern Milksharing, as well as in her local milksharing community as a way to pay the kindness forward.
In February of 2013, she became a Certified Lactation Counselor, with a long-term goal of one day becoming an IBCLC. Her passion for milksharing is rivaled only by her desire to help low milk supply moms through their struggles.
Laura Rickgauer Moore
Co-Founder, Donor Mom
In 2006, she struggled to produce enough for her first baby. She and her family went to extreme lengths to increase her milk supply, and eventually ended up with an abundance. She made her first donation to the baby in the isolette next to her son’s in the NICU. With each new baby of her own, she continued to serve as a donor mom to families who needed milk, and to date, has donated tens of thousands of ounces to over one hundred babies.
Her love of milksharing goes beyond donation. She loves to educate and support milksharing in her local community, through speaking, and volunteering at local breastfeeding groups and WIC offices. She co-founded Modern Milksharing when she recognized that there was a need for support well beyond her own community.
Facebook Admin, Website Designer, Donor Mom
Donna is a writer, recent Bachelor of Education graduate, and mother of two. She became interested in milk donation while pregnant with her first son, and made her first donation when he was five months old. It was just days before Christmas, and she considered it the best gift she gave all year.
Donna was brought onto the Modern Milksharing team after jumping in to help a mom maintain her milksharing blog while her baby was in the hospital. She loves milksharing for the incredible spirit of kindness it brings out in people, and is proud to do what she can to help families in their milksharing journeys.
Facebook Admin, Recipient Mom
Kara is the mother of three girls. Her milksharing journey began when her youngest was a baby. Unable to produce enough milk, she was forced to use mostly formula, which caused health problems for her baby. Every bit of donated breastmilk was a precious gift.
She worked hard to build a milk supply for her second baby, but health issues forced her to stop. Her milk donors eliminated dairy from their own diets in consideration of her daughter’s milk protein allergy. She is still amazed and ever grateful for their dedication.
She joined Modern Milksharing to help educate and support milksharing families.
Facebook Admin, Donor Mom
Kimberly is a mom of two, and wife to her highschool sweetheart. Her daughter struggled with health issues when she was born, and she did not receive adequate support. Breastfeeding did not go as planned, which left her broken-hearted, but determined. She learned about the concept of donating breastmilk later on, and vowed that she would someday gift that gift to another baby in need.
After her son was born, she not only managed to breastfeed him successfully, but went on to help other mothers get a good start with breastfeeding. She soon became a wetnurse, and a milk donor, and has loved being able to help babies ever since.
She joined the Modern Milksharing team to go beyond donation, and help support milksharing families everywhere. Her goal is to one day become a CLC, so that she can help even more moms, and babies get the human milk they deserve.